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The Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo was born on 13 th December 1957. He is Researcher, Lecturer, Politicians and an Administrator.
He holds a Degree in Geography (specializing in Resource Development) from the University of Ghana. Mr. Aidoo also has an Mphil Degree in geography. The Panel Member also has a Certificate in Land Reform, Agricultural and Rural Development from the Land Reform Institute (LRTI) Taoyuang, Taiwan.
Hon. Boahen Aidoo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), an MPhil Degree in Geography from the University of Ghana, and a Certificate in Land Reform, Agricultural and Rural Development from the International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), Taiwan.
Hon Boahen Aidoo, was a research fellow cum Lecturer with the Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology. He has been the principal Country Researcher for a number of International organizations such as the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, as well as HR Wallingford.
Hon. Boahen Aidoo has a number publication to his name. Key amongst them are K. Otsuku, J.B Aidoo et al “Land Tenure and the Management of the land trees, the case of Customary Land Tenure Areas of Ghana”
A Quisumbing, J.B Aidoo et al 2001; “Evolution of Land customary land Tenure Agroforestry in Ghana
Hon Boahen Aidoo was elected Member of Parliament to Ghana’s Parliament in 2001 and served for 12years. In his days in Parliament, Hon. Boahen Aidoo served on a number of select committees as well as serving as the Chairman of the Lands and Forestry committee.
The President of Ghana appointed him as the Minister for Western Region in 2001 and occupied the position for five and half years.
He is currently the Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board.
A Board of Directors, appointed by the Government, governs COCOBOD. It is composed of Government nominees from various professions, a representative of the workers of COCOBOD and two representatives of the Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers' Association.
Ministerial responsibility is exercised by the Minister of Food and Agriculture. The Chief Executive is the administrative head and has the responsibility for the day to day running of the Board.
He is assisted by three Deputy Chief Executives who have administrative responsibilities for Finance and Administration, Agronomy and Quality Control and Operations.
There are nine Directorates at COCOBOD Head Office responsible for Human Resource, Research Monitoring and Evaluation, Audit, Finance, Procurement, Health, Legal, Special Services (Security & Intelligence) and General Services (Estates, Civil works & Transport).
In addition, there are Departments/ Units which are headed by Departmental Heads. These are Public Affairs Department, Scholarship and Information Systems Unit, Legal, and Public Affairs, departments report directly to the Chief Executive, whiles the Scholarship department reports to the Deputy Chief Executive (Ops).
The remaining Units report to respective directorates which finally report to the Chief Executive.